Rome to issue new identity cards

Rome will replace paper carte d'identità with plastic cards.

Rome is to introduce new plastic identity cards, or carte d'identità, replacing the current paper format with a credit card-sized card.

From November all new or renewed identity cards will be electronic and fitted with microchips linked to a centralised digital public identification system.

For full details of the electronic card, which will cost €22.21, see city website.